Sophie Ryan, BS

Sophie Ryan Dance Physiotherapist |

, Wellington New Zealand

Free / Subsidized Services for Dancers: No
Telemedicine Appointments Available: Yes
Dance Educator/Teacher, Physical Therapist/Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor
Sophie Ryan – Dance-Specific Physiotherapist & Dance Conditioning Teacher BHSc (Phty), NZRP, Cred. MDT, Nat. Dip. Dance, Pilates Instructor, Certified PBT Sophie Ryan is an ex-professional dancer, now dance physiotherapist and dance conditioning teacher, with a strong focus on safe dance practice. A graduate of the New Zealand School of Dance, she performed professionally with Black Grace Dance Company. Sophie completed her Pilates apprenticeship at Dance Pilates in Auckland, the creators of Movitae, and taught for them for four years. She taught advanced open classical technique, pointe and dance conditioning at Auckland Academy of Dance for eight years, before moving to Wellington in 2016 - she has taught for Wellington Dance Academy since then, including dance conditioning, pre-pointe and pointe foundations classes. She completed her Progressing Ballet Technique training in Australia in 2017, which she incorporates into her dance conditioning classes, alongside the Dance 11+ programme and her own syllabus she has developed over the years, based on her clinical experience working with dancers. She is currently the dance conditioning tutor, and part of the Health Professionals team, for the New Zealand School of Dance, also providing individual clinical rehab sessions for dancers with complex injuries at the School. Sophie graduated with a Bachelor in Health Science majoring in Physiotherapy from AUT in 2012. Since then, she has treated many student dancers as well as professionals, including dancers from the New Zealand Dance Company, Footnote, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Opera Australia, Ballet Collective Aotearoa and freelance professionals. Sophie works as a dance physiotherapist in central Wellington, New Zealand. If you would like to enquire about an appointment, please email